Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at what’s happened the past 7 days and what was trending on Twitter with the Maritime Hashtag Minute.
This week’s #MaritimeHashtagMinute was is #ULEZ – a highly controversial topic as the zone was expanded on Tuesday across all 32 London Boroughs. If your non-compliant vehicle is on the road it will cost £12.50 per day, or alternatively you can apply to the Mayor of London’s Scrappage Scheme. View the Tweets below:
It’s here: in a move that will see 5 million more Londoners breathe cleaner air, the ULEZ has expanded to cover all of London today.— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) August 29, 2023
Here’s everything you need to know 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/E785x6h5gN
The ULEZ expansion came into effect today. This will hammer families, small businesses and charities in #Bexley #Bromley and elsewhere. Sadiq Khan’s next step is road user charging – we need to continue to work to make public his already developing plans. https://t.co/yWBMuHMQne— Peter Fortune AM (@PeterTFortune) August 29, 2023
From tomorrow in Greater London, if your vehicle isn’t Ulez compliant, you’ll be causing pollution which harms children.— Chris Rose (@ArchRose90) August 28, 2023
However, if you pay the £12.50 Ulez charge, you’re free to pollute the air children breathe as much as you like.
Don’t worry, Sadiq Khan told us that this…
Today is a great day! #ULEZ has expanded bringing cleaner air to 5m more Londoners. 9 in 10 cars seen driving in outer #London on an avg day are already compliant. For those 1 in 10 left ALL Londoners are now eligible for @MayorofLondon scrappage scheme. pic.twitter.com/3PdzPDb5aB— Shirley Rodrigues (@sabrodrigues61) August 29, 2023
ULEZ expansion is now live, in defiance of Londoner protests and Starmer's pleas.— Fraser Nelson (@FraserNelson) August 29, 2023
London's air has never been cleaner, and that was true before ULEZ. NO2 is falling fast everywhere, with or without city clean-air taxes.
The only independent study suggests ULEZ so far cut…